Viewing 1–16 of 16 documents: "Chehaws"

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May 3, 1793 Deposition of James Aikin [Aiken] given to William Stephens, Mayor of Savannah Geogia, regarding the aftermath of robbery and murder at Traders Hill on St Marys James Aiken [not available] Copy of deposition given by James Aikin [Aiken], a resident of Creek Nation. Aikins left the Creek Nation when there was no probability of compliance with James Seagrove's demands to turn over the perpetrators of the robbery and murder at Seagrove's brother's store at Traders Hill, St Marys. Aikins notes that the Creeks planned to give up the plunder until Seagrove demanded the perpetrators....
July 2, 1793 Events with Lower Creeks, Coweta, Broken Arrow, Usuchees and Chehaws Timothy Barnard [Bernard] James Seagrove Letter to Seagrove, delivered by Mr Townsend. Reports on meeting held at Tuckabatchee. Upper Creeks agreed to cease hostilities on Georgia and give up property. Cowetas, Broken Arrow, Ussuchees, Chehaws have declined from what they agreed to at the meeting; will not give up property. General Twiggs, Georgia Militia gave talk to Cussetah. Bernard says Twiggs has for most part, been prudent in his...
April 19, 1793 Letter from Timothy Bernard to James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent reporting on events in aftermath of robbery and murder at Traders Hill St Marys Timothy Barnard [Bernard] James Seagrove Addressed from Flint River Georgia, Bernard reports that Seagrove's demands for the murderers at Traders Hill have been communicated to the Indians. Kinnard has told Bernard to leave this business to him. Bernard in more danger because he is white. Reports that Galphin is trying to set the Chehaws on him. He blames all the mischief of late on Galphin and his ilk. Upper Creeks willing to comply...
October 18, 1793 Letter from Timothy Barnard [Bernard] to James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, reporting on favorable prospects for peace Timothy Barnard [Bernard] James Seagrove Barnard [Bernard] remains ill and can hardly collect his sentiments on paper. Reports that the Warrior King of the Cussetahs returned from meeting with upper Creeks; all towns in that quarter want peace. To demonstrate sincerity, White Lieutenant and other leaders will join Warrior King to Oakmulges to conduct Seagrove into the nation. White Lieutenant asks Seagrove to bring the women and...
April 9, 1793 Letter from Timothy Bernard, distressed friend to James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent Timothy Barnard [Bernard] James Seagrove Bernard received express from Seagrove via Mr Aiken who says he cannot stay at Chehaw town any longer because too dangerous. Says Kinnard also in danger. Indians accuse them of being instruments to set towns against each other. Bernard pledges loyalty to US. Mentions Mordecai as having already pointed out that based on Bernard's meeting at Cussetah, there are prospects for peace. Some of Cowetas...
1793 Talks from Headmen of Chehaws and Telluina: Militea, Stinnpoe, Stophia Chopes, Chehaw Tustanmocca, Tustanochogn, and Cochorona Tustanmocca to James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent on their participation in the murder and robbery at Traders Hill St Marys Headmen Chehaws James Seagrove Undated document, probably generated during late spring 1793. The headmen explain that they thought there was a general war when they came upon the dead Captain Fleming at Robert Seagrove's store, Traders Hill St Marys. Thinking it was war, they killed others, but not involved in the initial killing at the store. Ask Seagrove for a talk via Mr Kinnard's negro boy. They have a great deal of...
May 9, 1794 Indian nations in Georgia Constant Freeman Henry Knox Letter from Constant Freemn, agent for the Department of War in Georgia, regarding various Indian nations in that reason.
March 29, 1793 Deceived by Bad Talk Sent to Us Chiefs of the Chehaws & Tellihuana Towns James Seagrove The chiefs apologize for killing several men but they had been told that there was a general war and were responding accordingly.
March 26, 1793 Letter from Timothy Bernard to James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent regarding white settler encroachments Timothy Barnard [Bernard] James Seagrove Letter from Bernard at Flint River to Creek Indian Agent James Seagrove. Reports on complaints by Indians regarding encroachments by white settlers in Georgia. Gangs of cattle driven into Indian territory vicinity fork of Jullah Packa. Bernard relates attempts to stop encroachments by informing commanding officer and Governor of Georgia. Wrote to Captain Phillips. Some Indians may have given...
1793 Copy of a talk from the Big Warrior of the Cussetahs Big Warrior General John Twiggs Undated, but probably around May 1793. Timothy Barnard delivered a talk from Big Warrior of Cussetahs, and two chiefs of same town. Upper Creeks profess continued friendship. Cowetas, Chehaws, Oswitches, Broken Arrow, vow to continue hostilities and refuse to collect and return stolen property. Big Warriors says he has done all he can, and now believes the white man must subdue them; provides...
October 17, 1793 Letter from Timothy Barnard [Bernard] to James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, on the prospects for peace, Warrior King's meeting with lower Creeks, White Lieutenant and upper Creek Chiefs Timothy Barnard [Bernard] James Seagrove From Flint River, prospects for peace are good it seems. The Warrior King trying to reconcile matters. Met with leadership of Lower Creeks at Cussetah, and with White Lieutenant and upper Creek Chiefs at Tuckabatchee. Cowetas promise to lay quiet; talk strongly of killing horse thieves. Seek to get women prisoners back. Ask Seagrove to mediate and bring prisoners with him when he comes to visit....
May 12, 1793 Events in Aftermath of Robbery and Murder at Traders Hill St Marys Timothy Barnard [Bernard] James Seagrove Bernard reports that he has met with Galphin and has sent for the Cussetah King. Most of the murderers and plunderers are concentrated near the Chatahootchee River; Chehaws and Usuchees still keep up the mischief. Towns below [Chatahootchee] are quiet. Cussetahs trying to keep peace. Cussetah King and Kinnard will send Galphin to Seagrove. They recommend sending horsemen above the Cowetas to...
August 1790 Minutes taken from General McGillivray respecting the Creeks Henry Knox [not available] Document, minutes taken from McGillivray re Creek nation; discusses Indians and Indian warfare; alludes to Queen Anne's War, War of Spanish Succession; alludes to King William's War, War of the League of Augsburg.
May 24, 1793 Keeping the Peace following the Robbery and Murder at Traders Hill St Marys, the treachery of Spain in Florida, and punishment of mischievous Creek towns James Seagrove Henry Knox Seagrove laments the deterioration of the peace on the Georgia frontier since the robbery and murder at Traders Hill. Says that majority of Creeks are peaceful, but their peaceful intentions have been frustrated by the bad men of a few towns. The peaceful chiefs, believing their is nothing more they can do, have asked the United States to send an army to destroy the Cowetas, Broken Arrow a part...
October 18, 1793 Extract of letter from Lieutenant Van Allen of Federal Troops to Major Henry Gaither on white efforts to justifiy incursion on Chehaws John Van Allen Henry Gaither Lieutenant Van Allen of Federal troops reports from Galphin Town on the Ogeechee River that 40-50 Georgia horse militia gathered under command of Captains Kitchen, Carson, Wilbern, and Hampton, later joined by Captains Harrison, Stokes and Irwin in order to march against Chehaw towns. To justify this act, Van Allen says he was told that horses were brought over the Oconee and then claimed as...
March 13, 1791 State of the Creek Nation James Casey Henry Knox Comprehensive treatment of every aspect of the culture and lives of the Creek Nation of Indians in 1790-1791. Includes transcript of a journal. 132 page document.